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SPORTS 1 MARKETING
Warren Moon is Executive Producer of Dawghouse
As its President and Co-founder, Warren leads Sports 1 Marketing to maximize the value of its clients by cultivating unique and lucrative business opportunities for corporate brands, elite athletes and strategic partners. Many only know Warren Moon as the NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback, but Warren is much more. Utilizing his fame and experiences to emphasize the importance of giving back, in 1989 he created The Crescent Moon Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to providing support for educational pursuits that will benefit children most in need who have displayed a commitment to their community, as well as other charitable causes surrounding underprivileged children. In addition to his own foundation, Warren sits on several boards including the Rose Bowl Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Unstoppable Foundation.
David Meltzer, Executive Producer and Sports Agent for Dawghouse
David Meltzer is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Sports 1 Marketing where he utilizes his relationship capital and situational knowledge to secure diverse business opportunities for all our clients and partners. Meltzer has spent the last 25 years as an entrepreneur and executive in the legal, technology, and sports and entertainment fields with expertise across many industry verticals. David launched his career in sports at the world’s most notable sports agency, Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment, serving as CEO, where along with Leigh and Warren, negotiated over $2 billion in sports and entertainment contracts.
Derek Shaw is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Sports 1 Marketing and oversees all day-to-day business operations at the firm.
Vencie Glenn is an NFL veteran Free Safety and member of the Indiana State University Hall of Fame. He is in charge of player development for Sports 1 Marketing.
Brad Hartman, Associate Producer for Dawghouse
Brad is the public relations and publicity manager at Sports 1 Marketing.
He works with the media, celebrities and athletes to make sure all media objectives are met at Sports 1 Marketing events.
The Animation Team
Mort Drucker, Mad Magazine Artist, for Dawghouse
Drucker is one of the most iconic and celebrated caricature artist of our time. His sport's cartoons have adorned the covers of
“Mad Magazine” and "Time" for decades. Now Drucker joins
the team of Dawghouse artists stylizing the new show with its
2D Mad Magazine flavor. Drucker will add his fast-paced and action-packed style to the show starting with key illustrations of players down on the field.
Pidge Jobst, Creator, Executive Producer / Cartoonist
Pidge was raised by a father who played one pre-season for the N.Y. Yankees before getting hit by a 91 mph wild pitch which ended his
sure-famed career. As a cartoonist and animator, Pidge pours his
passion for sports and realization that life often throws us a curve
ball into his main character of The Dawghouse, Gus Travis.
Leroy Smith is a nationally syndicated cartoonist formally with King Features Syndicate.His weekly cartoon strip called "Working it Out" ran in over 200+ newspapers nationwide.
Eddy Houchins, Supervising Director of Animation
("Chowder", "Batman TV Series", "The Grim
Adventures of Bill & Mandy", "Hercules",
"The Mummy Animated Series", "Beetlejuice")
Majella Milne is Director of Animation
("King of the Hill", "Futurama", "Disney's
Thumbelina", "All Dogs Go To Heaven",
"The Pebble & the Penguin").
MUSIC & SOUND
Jussi Tegelman, Sound Supervisor / Sound Effects & Music
Tegelman has provided original composed music, sound and sound effects for the TV and film industry for over 20 years, including feature films, "Batman vs Superman", "Oz the Great and Powerful", "Poltergeist", "Spiderman II & III", and "Hurt Locker". In animation, Tegelman worked as Supervising Sound Editor for the such animated movie hits as "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, "The Smurfs", and the new and upcoming "Emoji."
Jeff Silbar, Composer / Songwriter
Silbar is widely known for his original music and lyrics for such songs as "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler, along with the opening TV show theme scores like "My Name is Earl" and the animated movie, "Shark Tale"
Silbar, along with Tegelman composed the "GAME ON" SOUNDTRACK for this website.
LEGAL / BUSNESS AFFAIRS
Michael Tenzer of Michael Tenzer Law, P.C. is entertainment attorney for Dawghouse, formally working as SVP of Business Affairs for Universal-NBC and International Creative Management (ICM), where he had been Senior Vice President and head of Television Business Affairs, along with VP of in-house Legal at Comedy Central, and Brillstein-Grey Entertainment.
Oscar Michelen, from Cuomo LLC's New York office, is business attorney and brings his record of success to The Dawghouse project. Mr. Michelen has become an important source for entertainment law and guidance in the field of digital imagery litigation. Mr. Michelen is sought after for appearances on television and in print media discussing a variety of legal topics. He hosts a television program titled, "The Law Squad" which airs on Public Television on Long Island.
COMPANY OVERVIEW & BACKGROUND:
Content Reigns Entertainment began its operations as LJC in 1993 as a Midwest producer of locally originated television programming. Pidge Jobst did much of the creative for the local FOX WTTE-28 Kids Club affiliate, which later became the template for the National FOX Kids Clubs in markets across the U.S.
CRE enjoyed immediate success. Early on, the company was awarded commissioned contracts for the development of two weekly television series programs for Production Partners, Inc., namely "Ohio Golf" and "Columbus Cooks". In addition, the company produced and developed a third in-house, 52 episode, children’s live-action educational program, "Crystal Palace."
These programs embodied all phases of development, including concept development and packaging, distribution, site management, pre-production, editing and post-production, major sponsor sales and TV avails, along with product placement and general merchandising.
The weekly children’s television series aired for three years and was produced before a live-studio audience. It was the first locally-originated children’s television program to be produced in over 22 years of Columbus' history. The company also produced "Crystal Palace's Tribute To Luci's Toyshop, "THE MOVIE." in November 1994. Joined by Wendy’s International, CRE distributed the movie into area AMC Theatres. CRE utilized the movie as a community outreach event to fuel the introduction of Columbus' next locally-produced children’s show. Wendy's then parented the weekly series by becoming the Official National & Presenting Sponsor. Prior to Wendy’s involvement, there was unkindled interest in local children’s programming among Columbus station affiliates. The program contributed greatly to Wendy’s interest in children’s charities and Founder, Dave Thomas’ personal desire to enhance the lives of children. Being adopted himself, a percentage of the business earnings went to both children and adoption efforts.
Now since moving its operations to LA in 2010, the studio is embarked on providing viewers new and original, edgy animation, drama series, reality and docu-drama series, game and competition series, and more.